It is one of the most acclaimed Native American Pow-Wows in the country and was previously named one of the top 100 events in the United States by the American Bus Association.
The Great Mohican Pow-Wow will be hosted by Mohican Reservation Campgrounds in Loudonville, Ohio from July 11 – 13, 2014. This beautiful setting is nestled in secluded wooded hills lending itself well to the authenticity of the event.
The 2014 show features a world-champion hoop dancer, flute player of the year, tomahawk throwing, fire starting demonstrations, drum making demonstrations and powerful storytelling. Throughout the festivities, there are plenty of music and dance performances, contests and customary food and artisans. There’s also more than $9,000 in prize money.
And that’s just for starters!
Pow-Wows are celebrations that last for days and are remembered for a lifetime. It is the coming together of Native tribes to honor ancestors and renew their traditions and heritage. It is a real cultural presentation – not a hobbyist show. It emphasizes lifestyles, fellowship and competition among tribes. It showcases custom dancing, colorful ceremonial dress, the passing down of songs, sharing of foods and storytelling. All of which are critical to the survival of a culture. One of the most spectacular sights at an authentic Pow-Wow is the palate of color woven throughout the festivities.
In addition to the Native foods, stories, music, dancing and drum competitions, there are original Native American creations by more than 40 traders, artisans and crafters. Wares on display and for sales include pottery, bead working, knife making, sliversmithing, quill working, antler works, fur trading, wood and bone carving, leather work, basket weaving, clothes making and jewelry.
The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow will be hosted by Mohican Reservation Campgrounds at 23270 Wally Road South in Loudonville, Ohio.Admission is $8/adult and $4/child with discounts for two and three day passes as well as for colleges, groups, scouts, teachers, seniors and veterans. For complete information or directions, phone 1-800-766-2267 or visit http://www.mohicanpowwow.com.
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